Roland Garros 2022: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in marathon quarterfinal – match highlights [VIDEO]

Rafael Nadal demonstrates once again why he is the greatest player in French Open history by beating Novak Djokovic in four sets to reach the men’s singles semifinals.

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  1. Amazing game congratulations well don Rafa good luck on Friday vamosssssss you on a roll 💪👍👏❤️💯👑🐐🙏🙏🙏❤️

  2. What an incredible match. I knew I would cry at the end, whether he won or lost and, yes, I did cry, but very happy tears. This man is unbelievable and absolutely one of a kind. I would have loved to have been at the match last night. I was at Roland Garros last week and saw him defeat Moutet and can honestly say it was one of the best day’s of my life to see him play. I could just kick myself for not going to Roland Garros in the past and I hope he will be there again next year, as I am definitely returning.
    Vamos Rafa – I am sure you will beat Zverev and we all look forward to you holding that trophy aloft on Sunday.

  3. When the draw was made 12 days ago Fate whispered to Rafa “A storm is brewing “ and Rafa without hesitation whispered back “Here… at Roland Garros… I am the storm!!”
    Congrats Rafa on a tremendous victory! Friday is your birthday and what a gift it will be when you take Sascha out of this tournament…. Until then… rest …regroup…and enjoy this victory for the moment, as we all know there is more work to do…..

    Te adoro…. 💛🎾💛🎾💛

  4. CONGRATULATIONS RAFA! You fooled the naysayers yet again.

    Yes, I was worried about your foot acting up but, before the match started, I told that foot to go take a vacation. I really did. And it listened.

    Roof? What roof? LOL

    FYI there’s a fabulous article in The Washington Post. Enjoy the accolades.

    RAFA ROCKS THE WORLD OF TENNIS

  5. Absolutely fantastic, marvellous and so so we’ll deserved!!!! Beating Novak is satisfaction beyond measure and you did it beautifully my KING ❤️ CONGRATULATIONS 🥳🥳🥳

    You are the best in every and all ways Rafa!

    I pray and hope you keep fit and stay well and that we see you biting the trophy on Sunday.

    Pleeeease don’t retire immediately after this match. Take your time and play less but stay on a bit more.

    Tennis will never be the same again without you my CHAMP!

    VAMOS

    🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀💪💪💪👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️

  6. One for the ages, Rafa Nadal. That 4th set was spectacular. Marion Bartoli expressed it well in
    post match chat. Happy to see you smiling victoriously after all the challenges earlier this year.
    You may be playing on your birthday👏💪🤛🎾🍀❤️

  7. THERE IS NEVER A DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT RAFA IS THE ABSOLUTE G-O-A-T…NOT JUST BECAUSE OF HIS ACCOMPPLISHMENTS ON AND OFF THE COURT…BUT HIS DOWN-TO-EARTH REALITY AND SUPREME COMSIDERATION FOR ALL IS OVERWHELMING…..HAVE BEEN AT OVER 20 OF HIS MATCHES, CRYING WITH JOY…AND HOPE THIS GOES ON A LONG LONG TIME….CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEST !!!

  8. I said this morning That Rafa was going to defeat Djocovick, because after I saw Rafa playing Felix! Rafa was playing extremely well !

  9. It’s strange I’ve been alot of different coverage about the Nadal – Djokovic match and the media keeps speculating that if Rafa wins again at this year’s Roland Garros, that he might announce that this is his last year playing on tour. On the one hand I can appreciate the beauty of going out on top – winning the AO and then Roland Garros, but selfishly I can’t imagine tennis without Rafa. There are some fun, interesting younger players coming up, but for me tennis will not be the same once Rafa is gone!!

    • I had a terrible dream a few weeks ago that Rafa won his 14th RG and retired during his acceptance speech. I can’t rid myself of the feeling that if he wins, this may happen. I really hope not but he’s had a hell of a year!!

      • Rafa is always very honest about things and the fact that he is being so vocal about if they can’t find a solution to the foot issue, he may not play a lot longer, makes me think there have been recent discussions about it. And as I said I can certainly see him wanting to go out on a high and winning a 14th Roland Garros would certainly be a fitting end. I hope he continues to play for awhile longer, at least another year or so, but I guess we shall wait and see what happens.

  10. Vamos RAFA! I am sure the 22nd GS is on the cards.Stay heao and all else is yours,Rafa

    • I think Tennis Girl and Owl Cat are on to something about Rafa making an early retirement decision. I had thought this kind of talk was crazy until I listened to Rafa’s post match press conference. He talked about how much energy it takes to manage his foot issue. Rafa also mentioned that he has his doctor with him in Paris. What was left unsaid is that he really can’t bring his doctor with him to each tournament. He said that last three months have been very difficult.

      If he did retire after Roland Garris he would be gong out on top. But he would be missing out on a great year- he would be a top contender for Wimbledon and the US Open. Rafa could end the year as No. 1.

      Just got to hope for the best and have Margo wish that foot to take a vacation!

  11. Congratulations to you Rafa. What an incredible match. I am once again very happy for you. Proud of you too. Please stay healthy and confident. Novak played very well too. . Good luck and health in your semifinal match. I love you. God bless you Rafa.
    Mary Lynn

  12. I was literally in tears watching Rafa work his absolute majic in the 4th set. WHO comes back from being down 4-1 to win??! RAFA!!!! Amazing amazing amazing. How do I love you? Let me count the sets 1-2-3-4!!!!!♥️♥️♥️Vamos!!!

  13. Winning this quarterfinal over Djokavic is a statement to all the people who questioned Rafa about continuing his career because of injuries and age . This is a major highlight in a storied career and if Rafa goes on to win this Roland Garros title #14 , as I expect he will , it will cement Rafa as the greatest tennis player of all time with 22 Grand Slams and more to come . Vamos Rafa forever and Thank You for your tremendous win .

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